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Goodwin, Brian C.

Overview
Works: 65 works in 221 publications in 7 languages and 4,009 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Scribe, Other
Classifications: QH491, 574.876
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Most widely held works about Brian C Goodwin
 
Most widely held works by Brian C Goodwin
How the leopard changed its spots : the evolution of complexity by Brian C Goodwin( Book )

55 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "leopard" in the title of How the Leopard Changed Its Spots is the science of biology, today poised for a massive change in its theoretical perspective. Here Brian Goodwin, described by colleagues as "the poet of theoretical biology," proposes an alternative to the modern synthesis of Darwinism and twentieth-century genetics. Goodwin rigorously and clearly demonstrates the flaws in the quasi-religious fervor with which Darwin's theory of natural selection is defended, and presents another, equally powerful engine for the origin and diversity of species. The consequences of this altered perspective are both scientific and metaphorical. The images of Darwinism that color so much of modern life - survival of the fittest, selfish genes, survival strategies, "a war of all against all"--Are incomplete, says Goodwin. If we regard organisms as more than survival machines, they take on an intrinsic value, with worth in and of themselves. Darwinism has shortchanged us, scientifically and ethically, for more than a century. This book demonstrates that organisms are every bit as cooperative as they are competitive, as altruistic as they are selfish, as creative and playful as they are destructive and repetitive. Erudite, dazzling, and elegantly written, at once a brilliant application of the laws of physics to the study of life, an exposition of the powerful force - not Darwinian selection - that shapes life on earth, and a meditation on the evolution of complex forms, it is certain to be the science book of the year
Signs of life : how complexity pervades biology by Ricard V Solé( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do such simple creatures as ants and termites manage such complex behavior as building huge nests and moving in swarms? And why do certain ant nests show pulses of activity that are not apparent in any individual ant? Classical ecology tells us that if two strongly competitive species try to occupy a common resource or territory, "competitive exclusion" will drive one of them to extinction. But if this is so, why are natural ecosystems so diverse? And why did all the basic body plans of the animal kingdom appear in a single geological era, and no new ones since? Was this inevitable, or a grand accident?"
Temporal organization in cells; a dynamic theory of cellular control processes by Brian C Goodwin( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in English and Russian and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analytical physiology of cells and developing organisms by Brian C Goodwin( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development and evolution by British Society for Developmental Biology( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Form and transformation : generative and relational principles in biology by Gerry Webster( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A number of specific examples, including tetrapod limb formation and Drosophila development, are used to illustrate how these hierarchically organized dynamic fields undergo robust symmetry-breaking cascades to produce generic forms. These are the basic morphological structures available for evolutionary transformations, whose classification into equivalence classes provides a basis for taxonomic relationships. Evolutionary and developmental biologists, geneticists and philosophers of science will all find this a thought-provoking book
Theoretical biology : epigenetic and evolutionary order from complex systems( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynamic structures in biology( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature's due : healing our fragmented culture by Brian C Goodwin( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intuitive way of knowing : a tribute to Brian Goodwin by David Lambert( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Brian Goodwin was a visionary biologist, mathematician and philosopher. Born in Canada in 1931, he studied biology at McGill University then for his PhD at Oxford under the eminent biologist Conrad Waddington. Understanding organisms as dynamic wholes, he worked to develop an alternate view to extreme Darwinism based solely on genetic factors. His evolutionary vision was centred more on archetypes than ancestors and cooperation rather than competition. As a scientist Brian's work was groundbreaking and highly influential. He was a pioneer in the field of theoretical biology, an
Human biology and health: Book 1; health and development - conception to birth by Brian C Goodwin( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il problema della forma in biologia by G. C Webster( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of average driving patterns in six urban areas of the United States : summary report by D. H Kearin( Book )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution, development and behaviour : in search of generative orders of biological from and process( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental radioactivity at the National Nuclear Research Centre, Pelindaba, 1977 by Brian C Goodwin( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suid-Afrikaanse kersliedere. South African Christmas carols. Volume II( )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in Afrikaans and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Your secret world by Brian C Goodwin( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enzyme studies of mitochondria from barley seedlings. by Brian C Goodwin( )

2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The respiratory activities of the living organism are of great interest to the physiologist. In the study of respiratory mechanisms in the plant, three main experimental approaches have been employed. Two of these methods have this in common, that they both study the overall gas exchange in plant tissues. The first technique introduces a variable into the respiring system by altering the oxygen tension to which the living tissue is exposed. Different partial pressures of oxygen cause alterations in the respiratory rate of the tissue under investigation, and the interpretation of the results has led to the formulation of schemes of intermediary metabolism." --
Your secret power for success and riches through self-motivation; passport to success by Larry Lucas( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Signs of life : how complexity pervades biology
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Brian Goodwin Canadees wiskundige (1931-2009)

Brian Goodwin Canadian mathematician and biologist

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Goodwin, B. C. (Brian C.)

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Goodwin, Brian Carey

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Signs of life : how complexity pervades biologyForm and transformation : generative and relational principles in biologyNature's due : healing our fragmented culture